Data archiving has long been a responsibility of the Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Goettingen (GWDG). Further development of this existing expertise is the main motivation for their participation in kopal. Long-term digital archiving will be an important service of the GWDG.
As a data-processing and competence center for the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (University of Goettingen) and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Max Planck Society), the GWDG runs a back-up and archival system that is physically separated from the deployed tape libraries. �It is the operator of the high-speed GoeNET network (which runs at 1 Gbit/sec) with 1 Gbit/sec connection to the Wissenschaftsnetz X-WiN.
Within the kopal project, the GWDG is responsible for the production and testing system, for furnishing the hardware, and for the administration of the server and the storage media.
Contact at the GWDG:
Kai Germershausen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Engelberg: email@example.com